Surprise, Arizona Houses for Sale

Surprise is located in the state of Arizona and a city in Maricopa County. The area where the present-day Surprise was founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler, who named the area Surprise for she “would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” The officials had previously thought that the city was founded by the former’s husband, who was a real estate developer and a state legislator - Homer C. Ludden, however, the recent records shown in 2010, it was discovered which listed Statler who owned the land even before she met Ludden. There were a few houses and a gas station that was established in the area when it was subdivided in order to build inexpensive homes for agricultural workers.

Surprise, AZ Prices for Houses for Sale

522,101 +19%
505,079 +20%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Surprise Homes for Purchase

378 +146%
420 +23%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

28 +10%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 140  
Police Civilians 59  
Total Arrests 1,506 (2020)
Total Incidents 3,964 (2020)
CrimeScore 16.11  
National Rank 1833rd  
Statewide Rank 12th  

Local Statistics

Population 147,965 (0.04%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,997 (-4.41%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 6
Arson 14
Assault Offenses 886
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 172
Counterfeiting/Forgery 29
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 121
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 891
Embezzlement 3
Extortion/Blackmail 24
Fraud Offenses 378
Homicide Offenses 2
Kidnapping/Abduction 15
Larceny/Theft Offenses 1,694
Motor Vehicle Theft 165
Pornography/Obscene Material 3
Robbery 30
Sex Offenses 60
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 5
Stolen Property Offenses 8
Weapon Law Violations 69

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